The Cyprus Warbler (Sylvia melanothorax) is a small migratory birds that breeds on Cyprus and winters in in Israel, Jordan and Egypt.
The adult male has a grey back, black head, white malar streaks ("moustaches"), and, uniquely among typical warblers, underparts heavily streaked with black.
The adult female is mainly grey above, with a greyer head, and whitish with only light spotting.
Nesting / Breeding
They breed in dry open country, often on hill slopes, with bushes for nesting. The nest is built in low shrub or gorse. The average clutch consists of 3 - 5 eggs.
Song / Vocalizations
The Cyprus Warbler's song is described as fast and rattling.
Diet / Feeding
It mostly feeds on insects, but may also take berries.
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